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The Dodecanese Islands form twelve diamonds in the Aegean. Rhodes, Kos, Patmos, Kalymnos, Symi, Nisyros, Kastellorizo, Kasos, Karpathos, Astypalaia, Chalki and Leipsi adorn the southeastern side of Greece. The Dodecanese had not been included in Greek territory until 1948, but nevertheless formed an inseparable part of Greek culture. White combines with light blue. Turquoise, crystal-clear waters, sandy and pebble beaches, make the Dodecanese a popular holiday destination worldwide.
In Dodecanese you can find options to suit every taste. If you prefer peace and relaxation, Kastellorizo and Karpathos are ideal destinations. If you want to party all the time, you can visit Rhodes and Kos. You will find several water and land sports activities, which means that boredom is certainly out of the question. In Rhodes you can surf, in Kalymnos, Karpathos and Leros you can go mountaineering and hiking, Patmos is one of the world's most important destinations for Christianity and in Symi you can visit a very interesting cultural festival that takes place on an annual basis.
All these activities can be complemented by visits to archaeological museums, castles and fortresses, churches, monasteries and caves to get to know the history of the islands and each individual place better. Visitors stand admiringly and are amazed by the medieval old town of Rhodes, the healing place of Asclepius in Kos, the cave of the Apocalypse and the church dedicated to John the Theologian in Patmos, the volcano of Nisyros and the light blue cave in Kastellorizo.
The list of beaches in the Dodecanese is very long and varied. Not only because of the multitude of islands, but also because of their peculiarities, offering different beaches and landscapes. When in Rhodes, don’t miss out on the beaches Elli, Ialysos, Faliraki, Lindos. Top beaches definitely include Psili Ammo and Vagia in Patmos, Appela and Kira Panagia in Karpathos, Agios Georgios in Symi, Parrantais in Kos. The beaches of Kounoupa and Koutsomiti near Astypalaia are also enchanting. Alternatives and options are countless, as there are also undeveloped coastal landscapes in Dodecanese. At organized beaches, there is usually very good infrastructure and land connections.
Other attractions in the Dodecanese include:
Rhodes: Old Town, Grand Master's Palace and the Valley of the Butterflies.
Patmos: The Cave of the Apocalypse, the Church of St. John and the capital of Patmos, Chora, with its snow-white houses and alleyways.
Karpathos: The picturesque villages of Aperi, consisting of white and colorful houses, with windmills and a breathtaking view of the sea.
Kalymnos: The cave Kefala with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, the church of Agios Savvas, the castle of Chrisocheria.
Kos: Ancient Asklepio, the Roman settlement and the castle of Neratzia.
Symi: The Holy Church of Panormitis, the Archaeological and Local History Museum, the colorful stately homes.
Tilos: The monastery of Agios Panteleimonas, the cave Charkadio
Leros: The Mpeleni Tower, which serves as a museum of local history, and Panteliou Castle
Nisyros: The volcano of the island and the volcano museum
Kastelorizo: The castle monastery of Ai Giorgi tou Vounou (Saint George of the mountain) and the Blue Grotto (cave).